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ERIC Number: EJ1292550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-5841
Writing the Rules: Youth Game-Making Practices as Digital Writing
Aguilera, Earl
Theory Into Practice, v60 n2 p126-136 2021
This article uses a lens of procedural literacies to theorize youth practices of digital game-playing, modification, and creation as digital writing. The concept of procedurality describes the ways that videogames and other digital media are composed of systems of processes--computational or otherwise, which define these artifacts in form, function, and cultural expression. Drawing on examples of children's game-making in library-based computer programming clubs, the article outlines implications for the practice of teaching digital writing through a lens of procedural literacies. With regard to issues of assessment, the article underscores the importance of shifting away from paradigms of measurement and standardization, and toward an inquiry-based stance aimed at valuing the expanding communicative repertoires of digital writing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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